Ronald Melvin Piggott

Ronald Melvin Piggott

January 18, 1934 - May 19, 2020
East Palestine, OH

Ronald Melvin Piggott

January 18, 1934 - May 19, 2020
East Palestine, OH


Ronald Melvin Piggott, 86, of East Palestine, OH, formerly of North Sewickley, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Good Samaritan Hospice.

Born January 18, 1934 in Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late Melvin J. and Ethel L. (Hoyle) Piggott.  Ron was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict. His lovely wife Mary, whom he met through his cousins when he returned home, was his rock. He almost lost that rock when he took too long to ring her again after their first date in the 1950’s, but she relented. Ron was a practical joker and liked to engage in witty banter with anyone who could “give it right back to him.” More than once you could hear “Oh, Uncle Ron” and endless laughter coming from the next room at a family gathering. He was an avid hunter who didn’t always shoot. Ron loved to work with his hands and created wonderful walled gardens for Mary to fill with peonies, daffodils, tulips, and their signature impatiens that they grew from seed together. Ron also had a passion for depression era cut glass and amassed an amazing collection. He was happy to talk to anyone who wanted to learn about vintage glass, even if it costs him a few dollars more at a yard sale when the price went up. A good husband, a good father, a good man. And he really liked pie.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary I. (Therriault) Piggott; his children, Dale (Janet) Piggott, Shelley Black, and Elaine Walter; his grandchildren, Amanda (son Austin), Jennifer, and Stacey; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Traci; a brother, Leonard; and a sister-in-law, June.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family requests that contributions be made in Ronald’s name to Good Samaritan Hospice- or the Parkinson’s Foundation of Western PA-

Arrangements were handled by Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home-117 Blackhawk Rd. Chippewa Twp.,

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2 responses to Ronald Melvin Piggott

  1. Larry Strehl says:

    The other 51 weeks: As a child I would refer to Ron as “Mr. Piggott” (Until one day he asked me to call him Ron). Once per year his family and our family would drive up towards MIo (Or Fairview) Michigan toward a certain unpaved road. Then, the friendly family car race would begin. Last car to hit the dirt road eats the dust from the lead car. It wasn’t a dangerous type of car race. After all, there wasn’t another car around for miles (Likely) back then. I think my father won the race (Maybe) a couple times, but Mr. Piggott got the best of the wins up that old dirt road. It was exciting to us all, because we knew it was the beginning of a fun week of rest and relaxation far away from the modern world.In that one week per year our families were together I learned a lot about how time and distance do not put a limit on friendships. Ron andmy father (Jerry) once had a small business together. When my father passed away Ron and Mary made my mother feel so hopeful and happy that they kept in touch with her and were so supportive. And, did I tell you how they also welcomed my wife (Elsie) with the open arms of family. Thank you (Both). Days can be long, but life seems so short. But, with respect toRon – Iremember him as a unique person. When he set his mind on something it usually got done! From my observation (One week a year) he wasn’t a man who took shortcuts. He was more than just a Handyman; He was very good at many things. I had the good fortune of sharing time with the man one week a year. Thank you for sharing him.

  2. I had the pleasure of meeting Ron and working with him many years ago at Westinghouse in Michigan. Ron eventually transferred to our headquarters facility in Beaver Pennsylvania. Ron was always there to help and share with a friend. I’ll never forget the kindness and generosity Ron and Mary extended to me the first time I had to visit our headquarters in Beaver. Knowing that I wasn’t familiar with the area in and around Beaver, Ron and Mary invited me into their home for a nice home cooked meal and time with them and their children. It was the highlight of my trip. I was fortunate to visit The Beaver area often over the next 25 years and work with Ron on various projects. In all the times I saw Ron over the years he never failed to give me an update and Mary and the kids. He was a true family man. I thank him for his friendship and business relationship over the many years.

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